Ann Marie Martin


Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 7/6/2020

Do you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city? If so, you're sure to enjoy a city home.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to consider purchasing a home in a big city, including:

1. You can enjoy quick, easy access to public transportation.

Let's face it – owning a car sometimes can be problematic, and the costs associated with fuel, insurance and maintenance can add up quickly. However, you may be able to cut out some of these expenses if you live in the city.

Many cities feature public transportation systems that make it simple to travel from one location to the next. That way, you can avoid the hassles commonly associated with car ownership.

2. You can check out a broad assortment of attractions and entertainment.

The lights are always brightest in the city. Here, you can visit museums, historic landmarks and other attractions any time you choose.

For those who live in the city, you should have no trouble accessing a massive assortment of attractions and entertainment. From live theater performances to sports events, you can enjoy fun experiences in the city year-round.

3. You can visit a wide range of high-quality restaurants.

Foodies rejoice! Cities are home to some of the world's best restaurants, guaranteeing you can sample gourmet cuisine that you may struggle to find elsewhere.

Whether you appreciate traditional pub fare or elegant French dishes, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for at a city restaurant. Plus, many city restaurants offer take-out menus, ensuring you can get first-rate cuisine delivered to your home.

How can you obtain a home in the city?

You don't need to be a millionaire to purchase a city home. In fact, here are three tips to ensure you can acquire an outstanding city house at a price that meets your budget:

1. Browse the housing market closely.

New homes reach the real estate market every day. As a homebuyer, you'll want to explore the housing market closely to find a residence that you can enjoy both now and in the future.

Examine the prices of recently sold homes in the city. Also, be sure to check out a variety of residences in-person. By doing so, you can understand what you can afford and map out your homebuying journey accordingly.

2. Get pre-approved for a mortgage.

Meet with multiple banks and credit unions before you begin your search for a city house. This will enable you to get pre-approved for a mortgage and kick off your home search with a homebuying budget in hand.

3. Work with a real estate agent.

Hire a real estate agent who understands a city's real estate market. This real estate professional will offer honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations. That way, you can accelerate the homebuying process and avoid the risk of spending too much on a city home.

Use the aforementioned homebuying tips, and you can move one step closer to securing your dream home in the city of your choice.




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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 6/29/2020

If you plan to conduct a house search, there is no reason to settle for inferior results. Instead, you should dedicate the necessary time and resources to conduct a comprehensive search for your dream house.

Ultimately, there are many reasons why it pays to perform an in-depth home search. These include:

1. You can avoid the risk of buying a subpar house.

As a homebuyer, it is paramount to discover a residence that meets or exceeds your expectations. Because if you purchase a house that falls short of your expectations, you may suffer the consequences of your decision for years to come.

For example, if you want to acquire a home quickly, you may be tempted to submit an offer to purchase the first house you view in-person. You might even choose to ignore house problems that are discovered during an inspection.

In the aforementioned scenario, you may wind up purchasing a home that will require costly, time-intensive repairs in the foreseeable future. Perhaps worst of all, you may struggle to generate equal value for your residence if you decide to re-sell it at a later date.

2. You can boost the likelihood of finding a house that matches your budget.

If you have a limited homebuying budget at your disposal, there is no need to leave any stone unturned in your quest for your ideal residence.

By dedicating time and resources to conduct an extensive house search, you'll be better equipped than other buyers to find a first-rate residence at a budget-friendly price. Plus, you may be able to pounce at the opportunity to buy a home that matches your budget as soon as this residence becomes available.

3. You may be able to capitalize on a buyer's market.

A patient homebuyer may be able to wait out a seller's market, i.e. a real estate market that features an abundance of buyers and a shortage of sellers. And in this situation, a buyer could capitalize on a buyer's market, i.e. a real estate market that boasts an abundance of sellers and a shortage of buyers. As a result, this buyer could choose from a wide selection of top-notch residences in a buyer's market and select a residence that offers a great combination of affordability and quality.

If you plan to pursue a home soon, you may want to hire a real estate agent. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can receive plenty of support throughout the property buying journey.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to conduct a thorough home search. He or she will keep you up to date about new houses that become available in your preferred cities and towns and offer expert homebuying recommendations. Also, if you want to submit an offer to purchase a home, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive homebuying proposal.

Simplify the homebuying process – work with a real estate agent, and you can streamline your house search.





Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 6/22/2020

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You can never have too many plants inside your home. Indoor plants can help boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. But being a plant parent means finding the right ways to display your flora so they can grow and thrive in any space. We’re going to dive into several different ways you can set up your plants so you can enjoy a piece of the outdoors – indoors.

1. Floating Plant Shelves

Floating plant shelves, available online and in home decor stores, are popular for their clean and minimalistic look. They come in a variety of styles: rectangular, triangular, and other geometric shapes that can complement any interior.
Ideal For: Small to medium potted plants

2. Wall-Mounted Planters

Similar to floating shelves, wall mounted planters are a fun element to add to your walls, and they are simple to hang.
Ideal For: Hanging plants like marble pathos or smaller herbs

3. Indoor Trellis Planter

Typically used in outdoor gardens, a trellis inside of your home will be eye-catching. Add it against your walls or use it as a divider in one of your rooms.
Ideal For: Climbing vine plants

4. Hanging Planters

Elevate your plants by using macrame hangers or other ceiling planters. This will add a nice boho look to your home while also allowing your greenery to get access to sunlight.
Ideal For: Orchids or hanging plants like String of Pearls

5. Window Sill Plant Display

If you have a lot of window sill space with sunlight, this is an ideal home for your plants. Use a variety of pot sizes or even something like a mini window greenhouse, available in hardware stores and nurseries, to add dimension to your window sill.
Ideal For: Indoor garden plants like chives, oregano, or basil

6. Hang Plants From Rails

Grab a wall-mountable rail, some pots, and hangers. When you put them all together, you’ve got the perfect place to exhibit your plants.
Ideal For: Herbs or small to medium plants

7. Clothes Rack Plant Hanger

A clothes rack can be transformed into a breath-taking vertical garden. Add your potted plants to the base of the rack and add hangers to the top to support any greenery.
Ideal For: Vine or hanging plants

8. Tiered Plant Display

Use a tiered stand to display your plants in a captivating and compact way in your kitchen or other parts of your home. Bonus points if you add additional accessories to the stand to accompany your flora.
Ideal For: Small plants like succulents

9. Simple Box Planters

Small box planters can go anywhere in your home from window sills to coffee tables.
Ideal For: Succulents or small flowers

10. Pin Climbing Plants

If you have vine plants and are trying to find an alternative way to display them, you can do so by stretching them across your wall. As the vines grow, grab clear push pins to hold the vine up across your wall.
Ideal For: Climbing plants like English Ivy

11. Dowels and Pipes For Plants

Another way to get your plants up off of the ground is by using things like a copper pipe or branch to hang your indoor plants.
Ideal For: Vine or other small to medium plants

These creative ways to display houseplants will inspire you to cultivate your green thumb!




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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 6/21/2020

Come see this One Owner Raised Ranch, located in a neighborhood setting, towards the end of the street! Nice fenced yard. Some features include eat-in kitchen, with appliances. Large Living Room, with hard wood floors. Vinyl Sided with replace windows. This is a great home for someone looking to find a 4 bedroom home in Ludlow, Home is heated by electric heat,or if you prefer gas heat, there is a gas line to the home.

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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 6/16/2020


142 Pondview Dr, Ludlow, MA 01056

Single-Family

$200,000
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
Come see this One Owner Raised Ranch, located in a neighborhood setting, a on a dead end street! Nice fenced yard. Some features include eat-in kitchen, with appliances. Large Living Room, with hard wood floors. Vinyl Sided with replace windows. This is a great home for someone looking to find a 4 bedroom home in Ludlow, Home is heated by electric heat,or if you prefer gas heat, there is a gas line to the home.
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